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January 14, 2015 06:00 AM

Just as the Golden Globes hangover is finally wearing off – and a day before Thursday’s announcement of the Oscar nominees – here comes Hollywood’s annual spitball: the Razzie nominations, announced Wednesday morning to shed a special light on the worst screen achievements of 2014.

Heading the dishonor roll is Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, with an impressive seven nominations, including worst picture, sequel and screenplay. Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas and The Legend of Hercules follow, with six nods each.

As a sign that hope springs eternal, and to celebrate the fact that the Golden Raspberry Awards (their official title) are turning 35, Razzies founder John Wilson also announced the initiation of a brand new category: the Razzie Redeemer Award, for those former Razzie winners and nominees whose careers bounced back last year thanks to movies finally worthy of their talents.

The chosen few in this new field include Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston and Kristen Stewart.

And the nominees are

Worst Picture
Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Left Behind
The Legend of Hercules
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Worst Actor
Nicolas Cage, Left Behind
Kirk Cameron, Saving Christmas
Kellan Lutz, The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane, A Million Ways to Die in the West
Adam Sandler, Blended

Worst Actress
Drew Barrymore, Blended
Cameron Diaz, The Other Woman and Sex Tape
Melissa McCarthy, Tammy
Charlize Theron, A Million Ways to Die in the West
Gaia Weiss, The Legend of Hercules

Razzie Redeemer Award
Ben Affleck, Gone Girl
Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Mike Myers, director of documentary Supermensch
Keanu Reeves, John Wick
Kristen Stewart, Camp X-Ray

Worst Supporting Actress
Cameron Diaz, Annie
Megan Fox, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nicola Peltz, Transformers 4
Brigitte Ridenour (Kirk Cameron’s sister), Saving Christmas
Susan Sarandon, Tammy

Worst Supporting Actor
Mel Gibson, Expendables 3
Kelsey Grammer, Expendables 3, Legends of Oz, Think Like a Man Too and Transformers 4
Shaquille O’Neal, Blended
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Expendables 3
Kiefer Sutherland, Pompeii

Worst Director
Michael Bay, Transformers 4
Darren Doane , Saving Christmas
Renny Harlin, The Legend of Hercules
Jonathan Liebesman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Seth MacFarlane, A Million Ways to Die in the West

Worst Screen Combo
Any Two Robots, Actors or Robotic Actors, Transformers 4
Kirk Cameron & His Ego, Saving Christmas
Cameron Diaz & Jason Segel, Sex Tape
Kellan Lutz & Either His Abs, His Pecs or His Glutes, The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane & Charlize Theron A Million Ways to Die in the West

Worst Screenplay
Saving Christmas
Sex Tape
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers 4

Worst Remake, Rip-Off or SequelAnnie
Atlas Shrugged #3: Who Is John Galt?
The Legend of Hercules
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers 4

“Winners” (who are each awarded a $4.79 gold-spray-painted trophy) will be announced at 8 p.m. PT at Hollywood’s Montalban Theatre on Oscar eve, Saturday, Feb. 21.

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